Small Business Start-ups


  • Seedling and money

    Hunker down, because winter is coming, venture capitalists say.

  • China bets big on AngelList

    As the co-founder and CEO of AngelList, Naval Ravikant is one of the most respected investors in Silicon Valley, and he just raised $400 million from a private equity firm in China.

  • A dream come true for a late night snack

    Insomnia Cookies is looking to expand to 12 more locations, including near the University of Virginia and University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Employees pack boxes of SodaStreams at the factory in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim.

    The single-serve coffee business shows at-home carbonated device sales could boom as competition ramps up, Sodastream CEO Daniel Birnbaum said.

  • Brisk biz of pumpkinsteins

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on one farmer who turned his "Frankenfruit" dreams into pumpkin profits.

  • This Airbnb piggybacker puts renting your home on autopilot

    As Airbnb continues rapid growth, so does the ecosystem of companies supporting hosts. San Francisco startup Pillow Homes is tapping into Airbnb's success by offering property management to hosts for a 15 percent cut of the rental fee.

  • Glamsquad delivers beauty on-demand to your door

    Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, discusses how her startup is transforming the beauty industry.

  • Unicorn

    With so many "unicorns" among us, not all will be able to survive. Tech exec Todd McKinnon offers this survival guide.

  • Seedling and money

    U.S. venture capital firms saw a steep decline of funds raised in the third quarter, according to a report released Wednesday.

  • Hired

    This is a great time to grow your business and expand your workforce, says tech CEO Chris Warrington. Here's why.

  • Companies looking to mine the Moon

    Moon Express rockets are closer to a planned lunar landing as space companies race to win the $60 million award from NASA and Google.

  • Geoff Lewis

    Burning through cash isn't always a bad thing. But one expert said late-stage investors need to do a better job monitoring it.

  • Victoria's Secret sizes up competition

    A Harvard graduate who founded online start-up Adore Me four years ago to challenge Victoria's Secret in the lingerie business.

  • This start-up is the 'window to the blogosphere'

    Kevin Lepsoe, co-founder & CEO of Notey, says the Hong Kong-based start-up aims to help internet users discover the best blogs on any topic of interest.

  • Unicorns rise but beware of 'unicorpse': Pro

    Mark Mahaney, RBC Capital Markets, explains why the rise of startups is actually good for public companies, and shares his thoughts on avoiding a unicorn bubble.

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    Payments firm Adyen has snagged a $2.3 billion valuation after funding from a wealth management firm that counts Mark Zuckerberg as a client.

  • Drone startup flying high

    A drone startup coming off a big win with the Federal Aviation Administration now has a fresh cash pile to put more planes in the air.

  • Theranos CEO:  Going after a dream

    Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos founder & CEO, discusses how the company has been able to make early detection a reality. in a field of tough competitors.

  • Theranos CEO: Power of preventive care

    Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos founder & CEO, shares her story of upending the medical testing industry by developing a system to detect disease early on and with less blood. Also Holmes addresses privacy and pricing issues.

  • Spotting a great entrepreneur: Branson

    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder, talks about some of his past failures and the lessons he learned from them. Also Branson shares his thoughts on what he looks for in a great entrepreneur.